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Obama bows down to Saudi King
American Thinker ^ | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman

Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3

April 02, 2009

Obama bows down to Saudi King

Clarice Feldman

I am quite certain that this is not the protocol, and is most unbecoming a President of the United States.

bowing down to Islamist monarch


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To: papasmurf

Interesting. Just WHO is in charge of protocol???


401 posted on 04/02/2009 1:04:39 PM PDT by CheneyChick
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To: green iguana

I think the others are looking because they can’t believe the President of the United States would bow to a king of another country. Frankly, I can’t believe it either.


402 posted on 04/02/2009 1:04:50 PM PDT by flyfree
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To: rdb3
I've said it to the libs before,
I'll say it again


403 posted on 04/02/2009 1:05:56 PM PDT by ct_libertarian (Socialists seizing power? Like Reagan at Reykjavik, just say "NYET!" http://www.JustSayNyet.com)
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To: CheneyChick
Interesting. Just WHO is in charge of protocol???

There is only one person in charge of the executive branch, the POTUS. We elected a novice. What do you expect?

404 posted on 04/02/2009 1:05:58 PM PDT by flyfree
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To: LibertyRocks

I am so pissed off with how he and his wife have acted over there. along with the presents.

He has shown himself to be a complete idiot and when he went on that press conference he called for he was pathetic, loving himself all the time and reminding the world he was elected twice.

Liberty
I swear I am lost for words and all I have been doing is getting this video out to everyone I know and sending it to media outlets a few times.

this has to be shown and let the public know what a complete plum we have over there.

The way they greeted our best ally to this is disgusting


405 posted on 04/02/2009 1:06:59 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick MA,CT sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: Southack

Isn’t Bama a benefactor of Saudil Largess. Who paid for his education?


406 posted on 04/02/2009 1:07:08 PM PDT by Always Independent
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To: flyfree; rdb3

Thanks. After seeing the video I retract my previous comment.

What an unbelievable loser.


407 posted on 04/02/2009 1:07:21 PM PDT by green iguana
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To: LibertyRocks; All

Everyone needs to download a copy of the video and keep reposting it everywhere before Obama’s minions scrub it from the web.


408 posted on 04/02/2009 1:07:30 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: manc

Agreed. Doesn’t do much good to simply post... I’ve sent it to my whole address book (I’ll probably get a bunch of bounced emails from some of my old contacts at the RMN — forgot to delete those folks! LOL)


409 posted on 04/02/2009 1:07:38 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Logical me

IGNORANCE TO THE NINTH DEGREE AS WELL!!


410 posted on 04/02/2009 1:07:48 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Last Great President George W. Bush)
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To: jjm2111

watch the video it clearly shows him going over and bowing and maybe even kissing the hand


411 posted on 04/02/2009 1:07:56 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick MA,CT sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: CheneyChick
Interesting. Just WHO is in charge of protocol???

People who have no experience with government roles. Just as Gorelick and Freah had no experience with national security or banking.

412 posted on 04/02/2009 1:08:59 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Pres Obama just spent $150million of the $160million in returned AIG bonuses on a trip to England.)
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To: LibertyRocks

why are some on here saying he is looking at something and not bowing?

All they have to do is look at the video for heavens sake


413 posted on 04/02/2009 1:09:04 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick MA,CT sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: jjm2111

That’s what I thought. Video link in post 386 (around 55 sec in.) They are shaking hands and Bambi’s bowing deep.


414 posted on 04/02/2009 1:09:22 PM PDT by green iguana
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

Sarkozy is laughing at obama

this is the worst gaff of the lot and he and his wife have made a lot over there


415 posted on 04/02/2009 1:10:14 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick MA,CT sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: rdb3

The Founding Fathers are spinning.


416 posted on 04/02/2009 1:10:22 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Electric Graffiti

OMG.....


417 posted on 04/02/2009 1:10:42 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: Mamzelle

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2009/04/obama_bows_down_to_saudi_king.html

Video here. If I hadn’t actually viewed it (repeatedly) I’d never have believed it. No way was he bending to retrieve anything that had fallen. That was a bow.

IIRC the king doesn’t even LIKE it when people engage in antiquated formalities. No American president ought to be doing it in any case.


418 posted on 04/02/2009 1:11:01 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (American Revolution II -- overdue.)
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To: flyfree

Words cannot even BEGIN to convey my absolute and utter disgust over this.

And sadly, this is something most Americans will never see, never hear, and won’t even be aware of, because the Mainstream Media will protect Obama at ANY COST.


419 posted on 04/02/2009 1:11:04 PM PDT by tcrlaf ("Hope" is the most Evil of all Evils"-Neitzsche)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2009/03/obama_seeking_muslims_for_high.html
Obama seeking Muslims for high administration positions

In a bid to get more Muslim Americans working in the Obama administration, a book with resumes of 45 of the nation’s most qualified - Ivy League grads, Fortune 500 executives and public servants, all carefully vetted - has been submitted to the White House.


420 posted on 04/02/2009 1:11:09 PM PDT by fiodora
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To: LibertyRocks

LOL same here
just waiting for the boss, sorry my wife to come home and she’ll go mental when she see this.


421 posted on 04/02/2009 1:11:38 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick MA,CT sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: rdb3

Oh puke.............


422 posted on 04/02/2009 1:11:42 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Mamzelle

Here’s link to one of the vids on YouTube. The reporter is speaking in Spanish, but it’s a side view of the bow. The Saudi sees him, smiles, and holds out his left hand. Obama quickly goes over, and bows — there is some debate on whether there was a kiss of the Saudi’s ring, but the clear view is obstructed. As others have pointed out, it does appear at one point that the King’s hand has been turned palm-down, at the same time Obama’s mouth is right about at that height during the bow...

As for the kiss - definitely up to speculation. As for the bow — no misinterpretation can possibly be made after viewing the video.


423 posted on 04/02/2009 1:11:44 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: rdb3

Looks like the king doesn’t like people bowing to him:

http://articles.latimes.com/2005/sep/12/world/fg-briefs12


424 posted on 04/02/2009 1:11:55 PM PDT by flyfree
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To: goodnesswins

I thought that too at first, then I noticed the quizzical looks on some of those looking on, as if to say, “What the heck is this guy doing???”


425 posted on 04/02/2009 1:12:15 PM PDT by justsaynomore
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To: dawn53
He’s not bowing, he’s just kissing his ring. /sarc


426 posted on 04/02/2009 1:12:22 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (What did Obama's Teleprompter know, and when did it know it...)
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To: Centurion2000; All

How come Drudge is not zeroing in on this?????? It should be at the top of his front page in big bold flashing letters with sirens flashing.


427 posted on 04/02/2009 1:12:57 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: VAFlagwaver; cindy-true-supporter; PleaDeal; Jimmy Valentine's brother; Tom the Redhunter; ...

ping to a complete travesty and disgrace


428 posted on 04/02/2009 1:13:00 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Praise and worship" is my alternate lifestyle.)
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To: mewzilla
Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say 'what should be the reward of such sacrifices?' Bid us and our posterity bow the knee, supplicate the friendship and plough, and sow, and reap, to glut the avarice of the men who have let loose on us the dogs of war to riot in our blood and hunt us from the face of the earth? If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!

Samuel Adams

429 posted on 04/02/2009 1:13:26 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: green iguana

Watch the video... After you do, you will not be questioning this. It is definitely a BOW, and a DEEP bow at that...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S60U-hl35Gw


430 posted on 04/02/2009 1:13:27 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: rdb3

The moron doesn’t have a clue about protocol. He’s no more fit for the position of POTUS than, well, never mind....

I like my FR account.......


431 posted on 04/02/2009 1:13:37 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: boxerblues

Very cool! I’ll have to check it out, and keep it in mind to share with others, too then! Thanks. :)


432 posted on 04/02/2009 1:14:31 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: LibertyRocks
sad isn't it that the media here have not reported it. However seeing as I ma stubborn I will be bugging them I hope Beck runs with this
433 posted on 04/02/2009 1:16:12 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick MA,CT sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: NonValueAdded

Nobody is running the Protocol Office. The post hasn’t been filled.

I read somewhere this AM that they didn’t even know there was such a thing.

Remember, these guys are Chicago gangsters. They don’t know from protocol. Intimidation is there forte.


434 posted on 04/02/2009 1:16:28 PM PDT by Beckwith (A "natural born citizen" -- two American citizen parents and born in the USA.)
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To: manc

It’s almost too unbelievable the way he’s been acting... I’m almost out of words myself. Make sure your wife is sitting down when she sees the video! :)


435 posted on 04/02/2009 1:16:39 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: rdb3

Wow! Those strings sound awesome!


436 posted on 04/02/2009 1:16:54 PM PDT by Mean Maryjean (Tribe Member: 'Runs with Rush')
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To: justsaynomore

Sarkozy and others are laughing at obama

For heaven’s sake he is truly embarrassing us


437 posted on 04/02/2009 1:17:08 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick MA,CT sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: Beckwith
Nobody is running the Protocol Office.

Screw the protocol office. There's no-one on this earth I'd bend my neck to.

Pardon my French :)

438 posted on 04/02/2009 1:17:40 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: ken21
"did he bow to the queen?"

From what I saw, he did a 'deep nod' to the Queen as he and Michelle barged..err I mean entered the room, not really a bow.

439 posted on 04/02/2009 1:18:11 PM PDT by sweet_diane (embracing Him.)
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To: manc

I know from posts that Rush mentioned it. However, I think the only ones who will be reporting this that can be considered “MSM” will be the Middle Eastern bureaus, maybe Pravda... Even the most liberal reporters here in the U.S. know exactly what happened here. They CAN’T explain it away and so instead they will ignore it... As you said, not if I can help it!


440 posted on 04/02/2009 1:18:17 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: manc
my wife to come home and she’ll go mental when she see this.

My wife will probably cry. Sometimes I'm scared to show her these things. Breaks my heart.
441 posted on 04/02/2009 1:19:04 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: rdb3

“NO BLOOD FOR OIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Will we hear from that crowd??


442 posted on 04/02/2009 1:20:13 PM PDT by unkus
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To: manc
Sarkozy and others are laughing at obama

For heaven’s sake he is truly embarrassing us


They love him like a table loves a bad poker player.
443 posted on 04/02/2009 1:20:49 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Swiss

444 posted on 04/02/2009 1:21:19 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: nufsed

I’m not saying it wasn’t disturbing, that’s for sure... Just that it’s not the same as what Obama did this morning is all.


445 posted on 04/02/2009 1:21:29 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: dawn53; Stoat; bigheadfred; Publius; lilycicero; Cindy; Girlene; Allegra
I'm pretty sure he is kissing the muzzy ring. He's way too close in to be bowing, has dropped one knee in the classic ring kiss pose, and is exactly where he'd need to be to kiss a ring that was slightly extended. That, and he's not bowing, which would be with both legs straight, and just the torso bent over, and at a respectful distance.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't heads of state only do that to other heads of state at the moment of the unconditional surrender of their country?

446 posted on 04/02/2009 1:21:31 PM PDT by 4woodenboats (America to Totus -> Off to the "As Seen On TV" boneyard with the rest of the plastic crap for you!)
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To: LibertyRocks

LOL I will

the only thing what keeps me going is that there are people who see the world for what it is and that not all of America is braindead.


447 posted on 04/02/2009 1:21:32 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick MA,CT sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~
Did he give him an ipod too?

Better -- they're big on buggery over there.
448 posted on 04/02/2009 1:24:54 PM PDT by Beckwith (A "natural born citizen" -- two American citizen parents and born in the USA.)
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To: LibertyRocks

It’s not a bow....he’s kissing his ring


449 posted on 04/02/2009 1:26:29 PM PDT by Electric Graffiti (In Guns We Trust)
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To: theDentist

Apparently no one in the Protocols Office is talking to the President, or he’s (more likely) just ignoring them.

@@@@

Agreed. Either he refuses to take instructions on protocol, or considers any kind of instruction as so demeaning that no one will try to advise him or his wife.


450 posted on 04/02/2009 1:26:45 PM PDT by maica (Politics is not about facts. it is about what politicians can get people to believe. - Thomas Sowell)
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